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  1. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Who is that masked man, John Yoo?

  2. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Uncle Joe

    I don’t know, but he saved them from using barbarous acts of torture that are millions of times more damaging to your soul and your public image than gleefully beheading vile enemies pretending to be innocent journalists.
    (As if anybody not fighting the good fight was innocent, being complicit by complacency.)

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 2 years ago

    That which you do to others, you give others the right to do to you.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  4. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 2 years ago

    Beheading and waterboarding in the same sentence? Some in our military receive waterboarding as part of their training. I don’t think you can do that with beheading.

  5. Cerabooge

    Cerabooge said, about 2 years ago

    mikefive: are you being intentionally dense? It’s obvious that the objection arose specifically and only in relation to waterboarding. They’re OK with those other barbarisms, but not anything that smacks of Western culture. (Although, “ban all cigarettes” seems like a very good idea to me).

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 2 years ago

    “mikefive: are you being intentionally dense? It’s obvious that …”

    And do you intentionally put barbs in your posts like so many others in these forums when a point can be made without said barbs?

  7. AgentSmith101

    AgentSmith101 said, about 2 years ago

    There’s not enough outrage. Instead of Ban All Cigarettes it should be Ban All Alcohol.

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    MIke: SERE school does do “interesting” things as part of training.


    While IS, and other groups have long incensed Americans especially with their “brutality”, every time one of these incidents comes up, I relate them to children and cluster bombs, napalm, white phosphorus, fuel/air bombs, and those wonderful plastic land mines so difficult to remove, leaving those kids with life long horrible injuries, if they aren’t ’’lucky" enough to be killed by our wondrous “defense” technology on display in so many countries around the world. Not to mention VX, “smart bombs”, and “Hellfire” missiles that strike civilians, weddings, and schools instead of “militants” such as ISIS, or Contras, who may indeed deserve our “generous” efforts at hegemony and backing such nice folks as our once upon a time buddy, Saddam Hussein.


    While videos of “beheadings” are effective propaganda, that backfires with the “civilized” world, what those same “civilized” folks have done to hundreds of thousands of people known as “collateral damage”, isn’t subject to the same outrage. Well, at least not with those who’ve never been exposed to the real horror of wars, and Man’s inhumanity to Man.


    And of course “Gott mit Uns” applies across language, national, and cultural realms, because nobody has brought peace to the world like organized, radical, religionists, of many stripes.

  9. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 2 years ago

    Don’t they know that there are international agreements that they have to abide by?

    I mean, we get to ignore them because we are the GOOD GUYS, but that doesn’t apply to anyone else!

  10. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    At last reckoning, the hostiles without an army we call terrorists are not signatory to any treaties. We have no treaties with any terrorist organization, oddly enough. Which treaty, specifically, did you believe we had with the terrorists?

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    ^Just the real effect of being hit by a .50 caliber bullet is “interesting” and not at all like Audey Murphy’s little scene in “To Hell and Back”. It’s whisk broom and dustpan time.

  12. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @BrassOrchid

    “At last reckoning, the hostiles without an army we call terrorists are not signatory to any treaties. We have no treaties with any terrorist organization, oddly enough. Which treaty, specifically, did you believe we had with the terrorists?”

    So… you’re saying you think they are a grey area of international law & therefore fair game to any interrogation method, no matter what?

  13. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @BrassOrchid

    “I don’t know, but he saved them from using barbarous acts of torture that are millions of times more damaging to your soul and your public image than gleefully beheading vile enemies pretending to be innocent journalists.”

    I think I saw that headline about how John Yoo’s memo endorsing torture saved people from being beheaded. Was that in The Onion?

    One of the inevitable consequences of war is some soldiers taking out their anger, frustration & indoctrinated hatred on any convenient target. Maintaining the discipline of directing aggression towards the actual enemy is one of the greatest challenges facing any good officer. There’s always a shortage of good officers during wartime.

    Our troops (basically all troops) have committed atrocities in every major military engagement, but the winners write history. Therefore, rape & murder from Mai Lai to Mahmoudiyah is swept under the rug that looks suspiciously like a flag.

    Stop excusing torture & worse.

  14. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Uncle Joe

    Being so far above humanity must be a terrible strain on your ability to tolerate stupidity.

  15. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Now coming to light that the leaders of “ISIS” are mostly ex-Iraqi officers that Bremer and Bush kicked out of Iraq, instead of reviewing who should have been kept around to rebuild the country.


    The Americans seem to come from wealth and privilege, just guys who went nuts, wanted to go out and kill someone for a radical ideology. Hmm, if from the “middle class” or poor, they might have become Marines.

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